really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,468 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #5

May 192008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado K1500. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact's wife heard a clunking sound and noticed a difference in the steering column. The contact took the vehicle to a repair shop and they referenced NHTSA campaign id number 05V018000 (steering:gear box:shaft sector). The dealer performed a diagnostic and recommended that the intermediate steering shaft be replaced. The VIN was not included in the recall; therefore, the repair would not be made for free. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 80,943 and failure mileage was approximately 76,000. Updated 1/6/09 updated 01/14/09.

- Johnstown, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 012005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
I have had the steering replaced 3 times on my truck. And it is still messed up.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 242007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Steering clunk.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #2

Apr 012005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
My 2005 Silverado began having a rattle in the steering at 5,000 miles. The dealer replaced the steering knuckle and showed me a pile of them and said it was a common problem. At 9,000 miles the same problem recurred and the dealer said there was a 'new campaign solution' which was a heavy grease. This worked for 2000 miles and the problem recurred. The truck has had this grease job several times and GM refuses to replace the steering knuckle again. On a slow left turn the truck rattles loudly, and 'jumps'. several friends with new GM trucks report the same problems.

- Patterson, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 052004

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,337 miles
Noise in steering clunking sound

- Brighton, TN, USA

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